July 27 Near Huntington Square: Family Sandcastle Building Day

Whether you come with family or just a big group of friends, the Family Sandcastle Building Day is a great opportunity to indulge your artistic inclinations. It’s happening on the sandy shores at the front step of San Pedro’s Cabrillo Marine Aquarium on Saturday, July 27th from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Round up a […]

Move-In Essentials for First-Time Renters

If you’re brand new to renting, welcome! You might have a few questions about the best way to prepare for moving into your first place, like what to pack. This handy guide about move-in essentials will help you transition into your apartment with ease. Kitchen and pantry basics. If you’ve been living at home, in […]

The Columbia Lakefront Summer Festival Returns July 13!

The Columbia Lakefront Summer Festival is going on all season long on select dates, including an upcoming installment on Saturday, July 13th. Each date brings something a little different to the festival, from an outdoor movie to live music and dancing. On the 13th, get ready for some funky bluegrass tunes, courtesy of Bluetrain. The […]

Design the Perfect Summer Road Trip With These Tips

If you’re interested in taking a last-minute vacation this summer, but don’t want to brave the airport, a road trip is the perfect alternative. It’s affordable, flexible, and can be thrown together in a day or two. Here’s how to plan and prep for your summer road trip. Plan your travels and pit stops carefully… […]

The Brewers Art Tavern Brings House-Brewed Beer to Clarksville

“Big city cuisine in a small rural town.” That’s how one happy customer describes the upscale American fare at The Brewers Art Tavern, a new dinner spot and brewpub in nearby Clarksville. The taproom specializes in house-brewed beers like the Resurrection, an Abbey-style brown ale, and the Triple 7’s, a session IPA. Cocktails, bottled and canned […]

June 23 Near Huntington Square: Baltimore Women’s Classic 5K

The Baltimore Women’s Classic 5K is one of the oldest races of its kind in the country, one of only an elite few women-only competitions that date back decades. This one happens to be the largest 5K for female runners in the entire Mid-Atlantic region, so you won’t want to miss your chance to join […]

This Weekend Near Huntington Square: Capital Jazz Fest

The Capital Jazz Fest launched more than 25 years ago, and in its lifetime has become a tradition not only for residents of Columbia, but for music lovers all across the country. They come to the Merriweather Post Pavilion in droves every summer to enjoy live performances by some of the nation’s best-known artists. This year, […]

Must-Know Tips for Styling an Apartment Patio or Balcony

Outdoor space is a hot commodity among renters, so when you’re lucky enough to snag some, you shouldn’t let it go to waste. No matter how small or spacious your balcony is, you can still put it to good use if you’re willing to get creative. Follow these tips to maximize your outdoor space. Pick […]

Now Open Near Huntington Square: Bonheur Patisserie and Deli

Sandwiches and sweets fill the menu at newly opened Bonheur Patisserie and Deli. The quaint cafe made its debut a little more than a month ago with bites and beverages that are perfect for a morning pick-me-up, a quick lunch, or an afternoon treat. Since the space itself is warm and bright, feel free to sit […]

This Weekend Near Huntington Square: The Preakness Festival

A colorful fleet of hot air balloons fill the skies over the Howard County Fairgrounds every year in honor of The Preakness Festival. This year, the fest will unfold from May 10th to 12th, promises a full weekend’s worth of opportunities to go for a full-fledged hot air balloon vibe or hover above the ground on […]